Apple clobbers analyst estimates after stocks rebound from steep losses in the morning. IBM and Johnson & Johnson move lower. Goldman Sachs rallies despite missing estimates.
Worries about competition from Motorola's Droid X phone push Apple shares lower, while Microsoft advances. Analysts also worry that Apple's profit margins may shrink.
The former Federal Reserve chairman says the threat from an out-of-control deficit outweighs the short-term harm.
After Friday's drubbing, investors face a big week of earnings reports. On tap: Goldman Sachs, IBM, Apple, Wells Fargo and Microsoft. Steel yourself for weak housing reports.
Delays in its test program may hold up the first deliveries. The company says issues are not related to design.
The company's censorship dispute has been expensive to shareholders, especially its founders. And it overshadowed the buzz about its Android mobile system.
The automaker concedes that sticky pedals and problems with floor mats did cause some crashes. Will that halt its share rally?
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